Last week I made it to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh for the first time. The museum has a really nice permanent collection and a 164-acre museum park with lots of outdoor sculptures along its walking paths. My wife loved this sound suit by Nick Cave. I would say it was one of my favorite pieces in the collection as well. I would pay a lot of money to see her run around wearing this.
On a much smaller artistic scale…I installed 16 paintings in a hip little coffee shop in downtown Durham called Respite Cafe. Thanks to a friend, I’ll have my work for sale there for a couple of months. Respite is a fairly young business that just celebrated its second year. They have some really great coffee, as you might guess, but they also have some pretty great cakes and sweets too. I am grateful for the opportunity to hang my work and am anxious to get feedback. Its really cool that Respite is offering a place for local artists to get some exposure. I am one of several artists that they will feature over the course of the year. If you are in Durham, check it out.